What can we design and build as a vehicle?
How do we maximize our efforts as a team?
What materials will best suit the process?
*Basics of making go-kart
*Use of larger lay-out tools
*Process for cutting up sheet goods
Learning to cut and drill metal
*Construct a team-built go-kart frame
*Build a steering and braking system
*Use creative skills to paint and decorate them (found objects may be included)
*Use previous experiences with lathe work (5th grade)
*Collaboration with peers in designing and building
*Teacher observation and written evaluations based on effort, abiltiy to work in a group, understanding of tools and materials, attitude, and willingness to accept challenges
Students create a go-kart cheer in Music to accompany the traditional running of the karts on Portfolio Night.